Eyelid and fornix reconstruction in bilateral abortive cryptophthalmos (Fraser syndrome)

Aust N Z J Ophthalmol. 1992 Feb;20(1):51-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.1992.tb00704.x.


Cryptophthalmos refers to a group of uncommon congenital anomalies of eyelid formation that can occur alone or in combination with multiple congenital anomalies as part of the Fraser syndrome. We present a case of bilateral abortive cryptophthalmos in a child with Fraser syndrome and discuss the problems of surgical management. A brief discussion of isolated and syndromic cryptophthalmos, including normal eyelid development, the pathogenesis of cryptophthalmos, and the management options follows.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple*
  • Coloboma / surgery
  • Conjunctiva / surgery
  • Eyelids / abnormalities*
  • Eyelids / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Nose / abnormalities*
  • Syndrome